Angel Beats!

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Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Sorata Kanda has a real problem - he just can't say no to the cute face of a kitten! However, his lovely strays have finally landed him in trouble, as his dorm doesn't allow keeping pets. Given an ultimatum to get rid of the cats or move out, Sorata makes the mistake of standing up for himself and finds himself exiled to Sakurasou, the home of misfits the school doesn't know what to do with. Yet the more he spends time there, Sorata sees they all have their own incredible talents. None, however, enthralls him more than the latest arrival: Mashiro Shiina, a world class artist who is seemingly incapable of feeding or clothing herself! Since none of the other residents have a shred of responsibility, the onus of 'Mashiro Duty' falls to Sorata; what will become of Sorata and his latest stray, and will he ever achieve his goal of escaping Sakurasou?

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xenovalium xenovalium says...

Both have a fantastic kuudere character. The story is basically about the story of the characters life.. Some thing may not possible to happen but both still worth to watch.. People who do love a genre of "slice of life" is a must to watch this anime

TheFung TheFung says...

Both anime series consist of romance and a mix of comedy.  The main character in both series are portaryed as the "normal" character that finds other''s actions to be odd.

Winterborn Winterborn says...

These are two incredibly beautiful stories that have you emotionally moved throughout the entire show. Though Angel Beats has less Romance than Sakurasou, they are both very strong Dramas that never mention filler (ever, seriously) and fill in all the blanks with well done comedy and adventure. They start a little light hearted with some comedy and happy backstory but get into the thicker story fairly quickly. Both of them also take place in their own little worlds (be it figurative or not) so you get very comfortable with the setting. Angel Beats is my number one favorite anime of all time, and Sakurasou is right there with it. Both of them are absolute must watches for any Drama or Romance fan.

Fargo Fargo says...

Both of these animes feature very likable casts amidst a sea of quirky comedy and impactful melodrama that will tug at the heartstrings. Each cast of characters struggles to come to terms with who they are and treats each other like family, with Angel Beats centering around death and Sakurasou around jealousy and perseverence. If one of these animes endeared you, the other will as well.

Theloneyanimist Theloneyanimist says...

OKAY YES both of these anime are real they have emotion flying out at you, you get to know the characters in a short amount of time at least in angel beats, Sakursou has more plot development. although both are comedy and sad anime Sakurasou made me cry at the end while it was more focused around the comedy yet they both had the real life situations of failure and sadness. like others have been saying main character is normal and both have a beautiful amazing kuudere. Both will capture your heart if you are a crier. if you are a crier, you'll die at these. at least i did. Anyway i LOVE them and i hope you enjoy

Kanon (2006)

Kanon (2006)

It's been seven years since Yuuichi Aizawa returned to the city he once lived in as a child. Though many things happened to Yuuichi in his past, he can only remember bits and pieces. His parents left Yuuichi in the care of Akiko once again, and this time, he will attend the same school as his cousin Nayuki. Many different girls appear before him, and some of them seem to know him from his past. Yuuichi must now recover his memories of the dark secrets that he erased from his heart, before he loses his precious ones.

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zelos zelos says...

Kanon and AB are the only series where i cry, i never saw something so emotional in years, you cry you laugh you feel love for the characters 

CrimsonSunShine CrimsonSunShine says...

Angel Beats! and Kanon (2006) are very similar, in that they both deal with tragedies in one's life, which often results in tear jerking scenes. They have many differences, but the characters in each are very complex and lovable and the way the plot progresses is handled in the same manner. They also both have a rather nice animation style, if you ask me! I recommend any fan of one, to watch the other!

nerdbird nerdbird says...

Angel Beats! and Kanon (2006) are really quite similar in ways many more than one. Both shows deal with the protagonist, a boy in highschool, who lose their memory. And you just follow them as they remember and learn so much and how the people that they knoe fit into the story. They are both excellent shows.

Bvision Bvision says...

This masterpiece (Angel Beats!) has all right to join the Key animation bundle being Clannad, Air & Kanon (2006). And the tear jerking magic they produce. On top of all that they added something extra this time, some comedy and action.

Toradora!

Toradora!

Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with 'palm-sized Taiga' – a feisty and dainty wench in his class. With different cleaning habits and tempers, the two clash like night and day; that is, except for the fact that Taiga and Ryuuji have crushes on the other's good friend! With school rumors abounding, the duo must now work together to play matchmaker for each other. Who will end up with their true love?

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DuskFey DuskFey says...

Both of these shows have tsundere leads, though it takes Yuri longer to soften. There's laughter along the way, adorable moments, and moments when it looks like everything will fall apart. Still no matter how hard Toradora! tries to convince you it's only funny or Angel Beats! that it's only serious, there's a gooey center in each of these shows that left me with a smile. :)

rusty0 rusty0 says...

Hefty dose of comedy and romance. Both, for most of their runtime, are feel good animes, even if angel beats! has some very sad moments.

ItsumoHitori ItsumoHitori says...

Angel Beats! and Toradora! are two heartwarming and hilarious shows with a unique and lovable cast of characters and amazing plots. If you liked one of these shows, you will most definitely enjoy the other

cjdcoy cjdcoy says...

the two of em' are talking about a wonderful relationship between two students. Story is verry good, and they both have a nice screnery

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

One night, Madoka has a terrible nightmare – against the backdrop of a desolate landscape, she watches a magical girl battle a terrifying creature, and lose. The next day, the teen's dream becomes reality when the girl – Homura – arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay just the way she is. But when she and her best friend Miki are pulled into a twisted illusion world and meet a magical creature named Kyubey, the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what's more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to fight witches that spread despair to the human world, and in return they will be granted a single wish. However, as Homura's omen suggests, there's far more to becoming a magical girl than Madoka and Miki realize...

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parkitwonka parkitwonka says...

The two anime are extremely similar in a countless number of ways. The characters in both animes are well developed and both leave you with a feeling of desperation due to, for lack of a better term, incredible suspense. While Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica shines a new light on your stereotypical magical girl anime, angel beats is a breathe of a fresh air. The characters, plot devices, and drama are more than enough for me to make the claim that if you like one you are bound to like the other.

mapletree mapletree says...

These are one of those animes that you can't really understand a lot until like the last episodes. But its one that you can't stop watching the drama and past stories. There darker and darker every episode and really awesome. In the end of the stories I can't even say its an exactly happy endings. But its a satisfying ending and not really a cliffhanger.

Morwen Morwen says...

Although these two shows are in different genres--Madoka is a magical girl show with a twist, while Angel Beats is more of a supernatural drama--when you set aside the comedy in Angel Beats for a moment, these two shows have some similar plot details. Both shows feature a character that stubbornly tries to protect the ones important to her even when that means defying the rules of their world. Both discuss fate. Both feature girls with extraordinary powers. Both feature characters struggling through despair and trying to find meaning in their lives. Both shows seem to be "moe" shows on the surface but have well-written stories that use moe tropes well. And both have rays of hope in the midst of the darkness. Madoka's probably darker overall than Angel Beats, but both have a similar feel for me, and I think fans of one will enjoy the other.

tootalls tootalls says...

Well these animes aren't exactly similar but they both share extreamly similar main characters that are so imortant to their respective series that I'm sure if you liked one you would like the other one as well.

two mysterious girls:

Homura AKEMI from Madoka Magica

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Tenshi from Angel beats

Don't want to ruin the story of either but chances are you'd know how they are similar from episode 1 anyway if you watched either show.

They are both made out to be the villan erly on in their series and slowly progress into a trustable zone as the true villian comes to light.

They also share a very similar personality that often sparks my personal interest. Confident, dark and short on words. and they are both the most bad azz characters in their shows.

So yeah the shows aren't exactly the same (though they both hang on supernatural occurrences) I belive the strengh of these characters are enough to make both shows equally enjoyable.

Shakugan no Shana

Shakugan no Shana

Sakai Yuuji thought he was a normal high school student, until one fateful day when time stopped. Watching in horror, he witnesses a monster devouring the "frozen" people around him; but luckily for Yuuji, he is saved by a sword-wielding red-headed girl that calls herself a "Flame Haze". The girl informs him that he has been dead for some time now and that his current self is merely a replacement for the human that he used be while alive. He is, she says, merely a torch whose life will come to an end when the blue flame in his chest ceases to burn. After this rude awakening, Yuuji realizes that he is able to see the flames of life in other "torches"; and after discovering that a friend of his is also a torch -- and her life is burning out faster than his – he gains the courage to live out the rest of his life with meaning. Will Yuuji be able to find his place in the world before he ceases to exist?

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rusty0 rusty0 says...

Both deal with the idea of death, in Angel Beats! its an afterlife, in Shakugan no Shana, its coming to terms that the real you may already be dead, and that you are simply a replacement.

Plus both have quite a bit of action and can be serious at times.

scizorg45 scizorg45 says...

Epic action? Character development? A good story?! Look no further, you've found what you're looking for! Both of these anime have plenty of those around.

SnS might focus a bit more on the action and AB!  on the different characters, I think you will enjoy one if you enjoyed the other. 

Suimin Suimin says...

Angel Beats! and Shakugan no Shana share numerous similarities. They take place after death, the male lead being guided by the tsundere heroine in both series. At the very beginning, the male lead is forced into a supernatural world, to which he must become accustomed to. They are also both a mix of school life, action, and comedy.